While spending time in French Polynesia often makes for a relaxing vacation, Bora Bora is also home to many exciting attractions. These experiences are perfect for adrenaline junkies who want something a little more thrilling in their vacation plans.
Snorkeling or Scuba Diving
Snorkeling might not seem too thrilling to some. However, when you throw in an environment filled with sharks, manta rays, and eagle rays, you are sure to get the adrenaline that you are seeking. Most tours ease you into the process, allowing you to get your feet wet with a few of the smaller fish and sharks.
Once you stray away from the beautiful colored barrier reef, however, you’ll meet the larger shark breeds. While snorkeling, you’ll have the opportunity to meet a variety of sharks, including white tips, hammerheads, bat rays, and lemon sharks. Many companies on Bora Bora offer adrenaline-filled snorkeling and scuba diving trips. Book a trip with the Bora Diving Center, Top Dive, or Diveasy, among others.
If extreme heights get your blood pumping, a skydiving trip over the ocean or lagoon fronts is the perfect activity for you. Skydivers will rise up thousands of feet over the South Pacific Ocean. Not only is this the perfect opportunity to take in the breathtaking views of the lagoons, volcanoes, and expansive beaches, but it’s also incredibly thrilling to soar above them.
First-time divers can choose a tandem jump option, which enables them to stay connected to a trained skydiving professional. If you are feeling especially brave, you can jump into the open air by yourself. You can sign up for an exciting skydiving trip through your accommodations in Bora Bora. Check out the gorgeous hotels in the area and choose the perfect place to relax after your adventures.
Helicopter rides allow you to take in beautiful views of the island in an exciting way without having to jump into the open air. This experience gives you the chance to appreciate the stunning blue and green colors of the island. Make sure you bring along your camera, as you are definitely going to want to take hundreds of pictures to capture the unique experience. The helicopter tours at the Le Taha’s can make for a romantic experience for an adventurous couple.
A boating excursion will take you from one island to another while flying through the different lagoons and waterways. You’ll find many different types of boating excursions to choose from, including history and culture tours, nature discoveries, snorkeling and scuba diving tours, and even sailing tours. Some of the tours offer midday lunches or romantic sunset cruises. If adrenaline is what you’re seeking, make sure you book an excursion on one of the island’s many jet-boat tours.
Bora Bora has something for every traveler. You can easily spend the morning basking and relaxing in the warm sunshine before getting your thrills with any of the island’s many exciting adrenaline-filled activities.